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What Is Myofunctional Therapy ??

Myofunctional Therapy is a specialized form of therapy that focuses on correcting improper habits of the Lips, Tongue, And Jaws and create and maintain a healthy orofacial environment.

 

It Is Used To Address Conditions Such As  : 

 

•      Abnormal / Parafunctional Habits such as thumb or finger sucking, cheek biting ,  lip biting that can affect the development of the teeth and jaws

 

•      Incorrect Tongue Position At Rest: This occurs when the Tongue rests in the floor of the mouth  instead of in the natural position against the palate

 

•      Mouth Breathing :  When a person breathes primarily through the mouth instead of the nose, which can lead to issues such as dry mouth, bad breath, frequent tooth decays , Swollen tonsils & adenoids & altered facial development in children

 

•      Improper Chewing & Swallowing Patterns : This is a pattern of swallowing in which the tongue pushes against or between the teeth, which can affect dental alignment and speech

 

•      TMJ Disorders: Jaw-joint issues that can cause pain, clicking, or limited movement

 

•      Prolonged Pacifier Use .. Pushes the tongue back and down , blocks the tubes & can cause middle ear infections 


•      Clenching Or Grinding Of The Teeth .. Causes teeth fractures &  headaches 


•      Myofunctional Therapy typically begins with a comprehensive evaluation to assess your breathing, swallowing, and oral habits


•      Based on this assessment, a personalized treatment plan is made to address your specific needs


•      Treatment may involve a combination of exercises & techniques designed to retrain the muscles of the face and mouth

 

Goals Of Myofunctional Therapy : 

-             Lips at rest

-             Breathing through the nose 

-             Tongue on the palate 

-             Improve swallowing 

-             Stabilize the results of Orthodontic work by addressing underlying muscle issues

-             Improve oral health

 

If you have any / all of the above issues ,  Myofunctional therapy can be the solution you’ve been looking for

 

Call 12 Month Smiles at 203 469 5644 for consultation  

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